As part of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Judaic Studies, I have been responsible for arranging special events supported by the Judaic Studies endowment and contributing to the intellectual life of the department, the university, and the local community. 

The 2016-17 lectures are listed below. 


Read my Introduction to Ruth Messinger's Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Virginia Tech here

Introducing Ms. Ruth Messinger (M G Laufer)

Introducing Ms. Ruth Messinger (M G Laufer)

During Ms. Messinger's lecture (M G Laufer)

During Ms. Messinger's lecture (M G Laufer)

Undergraduate dinner with Ms. Messinger in downtown Blacksburg (M G Laufer)

Undergraduate dinner with Ms. Messinger in downtown Blacksburg (M G Laufer)


Dr. Aimee Pozorksi and Dr. Maren Scheurer visiting the Appalachian Trail outside Blacksburg (D D Gilbride)

Dr. Kessler, Dr. Pozorski, and Dr. Scheurer on the VT Drillfield (D D Gilbride)